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Huntington adds legal protections for gays

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Huntington's City Council has added sexual orientation and veteran status to an ordinance that prohibits discrimination such as denying employment.

The fairness ordinance already bars discrimination based on race, religion and other personal identifiers.

The council voted 11-0 Monday to amend the ordinance, the Herald-Dispatch reported.

Fairness West Virginia member Justin Murdock said the vote indicates that Huntington is becoming a more progressive city.

Fairness West Virginia lobbies for the rights of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.


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